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Liverpool's First Food Not Bombs

18-08-2008 15:01

Liverpool's social centre, Next To Nowhere, hosted the city's first Food Not Bombs event today.

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Resistance 2010: No Olympic Games on Stolen Native Lands

18-08-2008 10:36

Please copy, distribute, forward and organize support and solidarity for the Resistance 2010 against the Vancouver Olympic Games.

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8-8-88 Burma Protests and Bike for Burma Report

17-08-2008 21:16

A Burmese monk unveils the glass memorial
Friday 8th August marked the 20th Anniversary of the 8-8-88 Burma democracy uprising in which at least 3,000 unarmed Burmese protesters were murdered by the Burmese junta. In London the Burmese unveiled a glass memorial at the peace park near the Imperial War museum, held a protest for political prisoners at the Burmese Embassy and in the evening had an exhibition on Burmese political prisoners at the School of Oriental and African Studies. The following day the new generation of Burmese students and exiled activists held a Bike for Burma event around London to remember 8-8-88 and ask people not to forget Burma.

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Bolivian fascist seperatists attack in Santa Cruz

16-08-2008 17:32

Seperatist far right students in Bolivia attack Police in ongoing disturbances.
Supporters of pro-capitalist and pro-US seperatism in Bolivia have attacked the police headquarters of Santa Cruz province within days of a referendum which gave resounding support to the government of Evo Morales and his vice president García Linera.

According to reports from TeleSur TV, Garcia Linera has spoken of precise information that such attacks have been planned for the next week in Santa Cruz province and have been orchestrated by the defeated opposition who are using the youth group "Unión Juvenil Cruceñista" and some students from the University of Gabriel René Moreno. They have already attacked public state university departments and national government offices.

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Post Climate Camp Legal Call Out

16-08-2008 10:44

The climate camp was in many respects a remarkable watershed in the policing of mass public protest. Even under the spotlight of the mainstream media, police abuse of power was overt and unwavering. The unlawful indiscriminate searches along with seizure of personal property unrelated to any crime, actual or potential, should not go uncontested...

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Amadeu Casellas, anarchist prisoner, 50 days on hunger strike

16-08-2008 10:41

Amadeu Casellas participated in the recent European prisoner hungerstrike that saw 500 German prisoners refusing to eat in protest against their conditions and is now continuing the hungerstrike until death or freedom. Many anarchists in the prisons joined the common hungerstrike in total defiance of confinement itself and actions in solidarity occured 'outside', including in Canada, the burning of a police truck outside a courthouse.

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7th Anniversary of 9/11: London Events

16-08-2008 07:45

Awareness, Activism, Action

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Negative Image: Robert Mugabe through the Lens of Western Propaganda

16-08-2008 03:36

If you ever wondered why your opinions of Zimbabwe are as they are, now here is our chance to find out.

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Manchester Pride Launch Interrupted by Protesters

16-08-2008 01:12

Lord Mayor Prepare to Launch Pride 18th Birthday Balloons.. public not invited
Young Activists Ejected from Lord Mayor's Reception - Council Balloon Launch Ambushed in Surprise “Birthday” Message - Around half a dozen young gay activists gave Manchester Pride an unexpected surprise this evening when they surrounded the imminent balloon launch set to mark the event's 18th anniversary. City wide LGBT event faces tension within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community.

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"Shot" reporter "from Georgia" may be from United States

16-08-2008 00:24

An expose of the video the Daily Mail's Sam Greenhill has been promoting as part of his warmongering efforts that supposedly shows a female Georgian reporter named Tamara Urushadze getting shot.

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Rossport update

15-08-2008 18:40

update on recent events in rossport, county mayo

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Militant anti-racist attacks in Germany - 13th-15th August

15-08-2008 14:43

Hamburg: Several militant anti-racist attacks before the anti-racist camp
Hamburg: Several militant anti-racist attacks before the anti-racist camp
Cyberspace: Website of speculator and right-wing organisations Hacked
Cologne: Stones and colour against the racists of "Pro-Köln"

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Solidarity with Workers in Iran

15-08-2008 11:52

On May Day this year in Iran, two brave women - Sousan Razani and
Shiva Kheirabadi - participated in open celebrations of the
international workers' holiday.

The regime considers this to be a crime and the women were arrested.

They have just been sentenced to 15 lashes apiece, as well as four
months in prison.

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Two HIV/TB global leaders announce merger talks

15-08-2008 05:48

'Be the change you wish to see in the world'
Unprecedented partnerships take place in development sector

Formal merger negotiations were announced between two global leaders - Health & Development Networks (HDN) and the International HIV/AIDS Alliance - at the XVII International AIDS Conference which ended in Mexico on 8 August 2008.

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SHAC-UK Prisoner Dan Amos - August Update

14-08-2008 21:51

Dan has had the news that hopefully in 5 weeks he will be moved to HMP Winchester for the start of the trial (which is not essential that he goes to). He will then stay at HMP Winchester for the remainder of his prison sentence, which is brilliant considering HMP Exeter is at least 150 miles from any of his friends and family.

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USA: Rep + Dem Convention Mass Protests planned

14-08-2008 17:17

Mass protests are promised from all sorts of protestors at the Republican National Convention: St. Paul, Minnesota in September 1 - 4, 2008 and the Democratic National Convention: Denver, Colorado from August 24 - 28, 2008

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Sweaty Bolox - request for pics of new piece on M40 :)

14-08-2008 10:23

A small group of pixies traveled along the M40 yesterday for a bit of painting and decorating. A fence was lovingly adorned with the words 'SWEATY BOLOX', with warped and dripping Olympic rings in the middle, ooozing yuk and dripping blood.

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Dicing with death for Gaza: Day 12 of Break the Siege

14-08-2008 01:54

The Break the Siege project is about to set sail to Break the Siege of Gaza - progress report

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USA the global problem

13-08-2008 18:16

It has been reported that USA, UK and France are sending large amounts of military ships and hardware to the Gulf.
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